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Vol. 1. 3STo. 37.
NAKUSP, B. C, JUNE 14, 1894.
Price Ten Gents.
T". A. GARLAND,
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most  Com-
*   plete    Stock   in   the  Kootenay.
Country.
DRY GOODS,      GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
ON THE OUTSIDE.
Effect of the   Floods   Through
Mountains.
the
CARPETS,
BOOTS & SHOES.
COLUMBIA HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. C,
Corning &,Rodd, Props.
The bar is stocked^ with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars. ,.
Hotel
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommo-.
dation for the travelling" public.
U. S. THOMAS, Prop.
House,
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
MADDEM .-HOUSE
NAKUSP, B.C.,
ROBT. MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully situated on the Lako shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New IDenver. The best fishing and
hunting in thedistrict, with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists.and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
I Byron N. White, manager of the
Slocan Star. mine, was a passenger
down on the Lytton yesterday morning from Vancouver, and from him
the first reliable news from the outside for weeks was obtained. He had
been 12 days making the ;trip from
Vancouver to Revelstoke, and never
in all his experience of western life-
has he seen anything to equal the
general demoralization of transportation and business as at.present existing. Practically speaking on the low
lands the C.P.R. has been 'entirely
washed away, while the bridges over
many important streams have collapsed. ,    . -r
Three transfers are being made on
the route.to the west of Revelstoke,
the most important being from Yale
to Vancouver, by the Fraser river, the.
C.P.N, steamers being utilized. Hundreds of passengers are at Vancouver
awaiting transportation east, the various hotels being crowded. .Several
hundred more passengers are enjoy-
ing.themselves as best they may at
different; mountain totiohi^j|mtiLsuch;
times as t^
was on the first boat1 that reached
Yale from the coast, and there .200
people were waiting to go west from
the   delayed  trains.    [The train   he
came through to Revelstoke on had a
rough trip and many narrow escapes,
but he arrived   safely.    Two other
trains were at North Bend on their
way east.    Between. Revelstoke and
Calgary 3C0 tourists are encamped,
seeking an outlet to the coast, with
many more at Calgaiy.    They were
hemmed in, the bridges being carried
away. A temporary bridge had been
made at the 13th crossing on driftwood, and an effort would be made to
effect a transfer and get passengers
and  mail   through.      No  attention
would be paid to freight for at least
six weeks to come,   so demoralized
was the railway system.   The tele-,
graph wires are in an equally bad
state.
Along tlie Fraser river the damage
caused by the floods has been enormous, every dyke having been broken and the entire country inundated.
The ranchers were forced to flee their
homes, leaving everything to the
merciless waters. In the Delta especially has the loss been severe.
Crops and herds have been destroyed
with impunity, and the outbuildings
razed. But one person, fortunately,
has been drowned, notwithstanding
the many stories to,the contrary. He
was a bridgeman and had fallen out
of a boat. At Mission City the tracks
were washed out, as also the approaches to the big bridge, on which
was a locomotive that could not be
moved. When the train passed
Spuzzum the water was within four
feet of the suspension bridge, having
risen over 80 feet at that point.
The great storm of a week ago was
experienced on th© coast and throughout the entire mountain region. In
scores of places where the railway
was untouched by the floods, the
storm washed out the grade, adding
greatly to the already heavy list of
damages. It will be weeks before
the C.P.R. will be in a position to
accept freight with any degree of
promptitude and iu the meantime the
stock of breadstuffs and liquors in the
mountain towns will be run very low:
Fresh meat is already at a premium;
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Fire at Three Forks.
The town of Three Forks narrowly
escaped being wiped out by fire during the big storm i\ week ago Sunday.
One of a number of small cabins in
the eastern part of the town by some
means eaughtfire and quickly spread
to those adjacent. The population
turned out to fight the flames in a
body, but they were not controlled
until six or seven of the buildings
had been destroyed. Adjoining one
of the buildings scorched was a shed
in which 1,200- pounds of dynamite
were stored. Had that exploded the
loss of life would have been heavy.
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Sunk Beneath the Waters.
ALAS ! POOR KASLO.
Wind and Wave Get in Their Destructive Work.
The  Arrow  arriving:   in  Sunday-
night from a special trip to Revelstoke.
reported a drowning accident at the
Wigwam the, preyious day.    Bat few
particulars;' however,- could   be   obtained.   Two Italians had undertaken to navigate the river from Revel
stoke in a rowboat, and had succeeded in reaching the Wigwam safely,
but there a large quantity of driftwood was -encountered.    Seeking to
extricate themselves from the floating
debris, their boat caught on a snag,
and in a twinkling the inmates were
struggling in- the current.    One   of
them succeeded in gaining shore, in
an exhausted condition, but his com-1
panion sank out of sight beneath the
flood.    The name of the unfortunate
foreigner could not be ascertained. "
The Floods Subsiding.
From the devastated portions of the
country comes the welcome news that
the waters are subsiding, as quickly
almost as they rose. The -Arrow
lakes and Columbia river are rapidly
tumbling into their normal condition,
leaving debris of all shapes and
classes piled high on the shore as a
memento of what has been.- Those
who have suffered are preparing to
rebuild, particularly Pu Genelle &
Co. The railway people are looking
after their floating warehouses and
submerged sidings, of which they
stand badly in need at present for
shunting purposes. At Revelstoke
the river is falling rapidly,'making
the loading of supplies lor this place
a much easier task. Slocan lake has
fallen over three feet this week, and
it is not expected to again break its
bounds this year. The C.P.R. are
gradually getting their road into
shape for the resumption of traffic, the
various rivers all subsiding. Along
the Fraser where the waters have re
ceded, the ranches are covered with
sand to the depth of two feet. It will
be weeks ere a correct estimate of the
loss inflicted can be formed.
Arrivals in town from Kaslo report
that the damage by the recent storm
was considerable in that city, upwards •
of 50 buildings having been destroyed. Nearly all the structures east of
Third street, including the gaol, the
bridge and the Galena Trading Co, 's
store, had broken up and floated ont
on the lake. In many of the houses
th« furniture had not been taken out
when surrounded by. the flood, as the
occupants never thought of a windstorm arising and committing so much
destruction. The river's bank beneath Mayor Kane's residence was
undermined and the building toppled
over into the flood.. Hughes' wharf &
and that built by the -citizens a year
ago at great expense were totally
destroyed. J, B. Wilson, Green Bros:,
and other merchants on the lower
part of Front street had to move their
goods farther up town. The water
was up to the postoffice, close to which
the steamers were landing.
Ainsworth escaped the storm very
well, but all out-lying places suffered,,
more or less.    Both of-the-wharves at
Nelson, besides. Other property, were
destroyed.    Between Kaslo and New
Denver the storm struck in places,
but wherever   its   furies  were felt
everything went down before it like
matches.    Hundreds  of  treej   were
torn up and flung across the wagon
road and telegraph  wire, effectually
destroying the latter.   The grade of
the N.& S,R. between Roseberry and
Three Forks is washed out in many-
places, while the supports of several
of the trestles have been destroyed:
But  meagre reports  have come in
from the outside, but it would seem
that the storm was exceedingly wide
in scope and damaging in effect.
Drowned in Kootenay.
Advices from Kaslo state that one
death occurred in that city on Sunday
week, which caused much heartfelt
regret.    The day was a beautiful one
ar;d man v. enjoyed a pleasant outing
on the lake.    Among those on.the
water were A: McGregor, contractor,
and wife.    They were some distance
out from shore and, noticing the storm
rapidly coming up, made frantic endeavors to reach land.   Just opposite .
the mouth of the creek the   storm
struck  them   and   overturned their
boat.   Mr. McGiegor endeavored, to
hold his wife on the keel of the upturned boat,   but  the  huge waves
wrenched ler from his grasp and she
disappeared.  When the storm abated
he was picked up, in a helpless condition.
A beef and butter famine is raging
at Revelstoke.
The supply of whiskey at Revelstoke is almost exhausted, and unless
more can soon be procured several of
the inhabitants are liable to form the
habit of drinking water, which is
still plentiful around that burg, V? C McKinnon.
Tiff HORN CITY NEWS.
A bank, smelter,  and mint to be
**"■' established in Nakusp.
Latest Despatches From the Seat of      Divine services to be held here at
Law and Order. least once in three months.
The tax on dogs has been raised to American cyclones to be barred
$40. Howling dogs' are taxed iust from entering West Kootenay on the
double that: " Sabbath day^
Koofoozlam has invented an antidote for high water.   The model can
„ .be seen at his office.
Gentleman Jim was arrested the
other day for striking an attitude.
He was fined the amount prescribed
for  in.  such cases and turned loose
with a caution not to do it again.
; Shining Moses, who recently left on
a trip to Jerusalem, came back the
other day on a sawlog, having been
unable to get through the mountains
owing to the preponderance of aqua
pura.
The Daily Booster has a new fight-
. ing editor. He has purchased lots on
Squash avenue for a private cemetery., A more appropriate or placid
spot could not have been found any-
. where.-
The Sons of Rest at their last meeting in the , Red Nose saloon decided
that high water was a disadvantage
to their business.    They, to a man,
declared... that   at   the   approaching
election they would only support a
candidate- who would pass a law to
put a mask on Old Sol and prevent
him from melting the 3now with such
a rush as he has this year. -
Melancholy   Bill    passed    in   his
checks in a hurried manner the other
evening.   He was trying to open a
jack pot with a pair of deuces when
a sand bar struck him on tho head,
causing an immediate dissolution of
brain matter.    He is now resting easily under the daisies, free from the
cares of life and high water.    He was
109 years old, and spent most of his
life raising cold decks and crops of a
similar kind.
THE LEDGE WANTS
More Ads.
Low water.
..    A floating office/-
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More fish and less water.
Some fresh meat in town.
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Silver advanced in price.
A .registrar in West Kootenay.
More Canadians in Parliament.
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Four hundred thousand dollars.
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Wm. Hunter.
New Denver and Silverton.
DEALERS IH CEHEBAL MERCHAHBISE.
Those who are fortunate enough to
have plenty to eat, and a good room
to slumber in at night, find it difficult
to believe the many stories of want
and misery that exist in. the United
States.    But all the  broken people
are not hobos.    Many of them are
gentlemen,  whose  pride renders it
difficult forj them to solicit "charity.  -*
The other day in Spokane we met' a   ;  ,.    t
young man whose appearance denot-   !. .;;  ; .    .,      ■-•«■•**-.  -:*■ ■-,..-■ .-.-,.       -.      ,   ■"• -   ,   •  ,,      .        ,     ,
edthat he was of the better class. All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
He had walked all day looking for  , ,   .-
employment, offering to! work for his      • ' , ,„, ,.
board in many places, willing even - ' _,,. „   m^  . _    L    _ L.
to dcanything to keep-body and soul Wm T\   H Inn]™   Umnn   Hn    s^^t^^^L^XS^^Si
together.   He had been unsuccessful   1UU U* U. UUUlllL   llLUUlb   UU» ^^VS*1*^
and we felt sorry for him,offering him . :' ^^^^^ct^SA^1^-
a small   donation   Which  le refused. lative companies may profit thereby, is to be con-
But he finally accepted 10 cents, just
enough to buy a meal in a cheap restaurant.   He was proud, but we admired his pluck, and as we watched
his attenuated frame enter the door
of the restaurant, we wondered it lie
had a mother and what-she would
think, if she knew that her son was in
such hard luck.    Adversity is of some
use, but it is possible for the human
race to get too much ot it and die before prosperity overtakes them.
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Dealers in
rwjms   Musicians'   Sup-
p Supplies.
WASH.
SPOKANE.
Noboodling at the coming elections.
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Consolation Mine Washed Out.
Messrs. Sweeny and McCreary, two
of the partners in  the  Consolation
mine, in the Big. Bend, came down
last; week, says the Mail; bringing a
bag of gold amounting to something
over $1,003, besides a l_oz.  nugget
worth §28.    They brought tidings of
a washout at their mine which has
compelled them to suspend operations
for a few weeks\ at least.   Last Saturday evening a small landslide occurred on Holiday creek, a small stream
emptying into French creek.    This
dammed back the water until quite
a lake formed, and the pressure became great enough to break the dam.
A large volume of water flowed into
French creek and carried away the,
bridge, shaft house, boarding house,
water wlieel, arid kitchen, the debris
being washed a mile dowirthe creek.
The accident is particularly unfortunate coming at this time when the
country is just becoming open to the
visits of capitalists, as the Consolation
was the best developed mine in the
Bend, and one which would be of the
most interest to visitors.   However,
the boys have done very well since
they started work last fall, over $10r
000 having been taken out in ten
months.   Messrs. Sweeny, McCreary,
Williams and Laforme are the owners, and they are to be envied in possessing such, a valuable property as
the Consolation.
Parties having good Mining claims'to. dispose of should apply
at
Third. The interests of the province were not
safeguarded in the agreement "between the Government and the Nakusp and Slocan Railway „Com-
oany, and the policy of the Government in pledging tlie credit of the province, in order that speculative companies may profit thereby, is to be condemned. "~
Fourth.   After making provision for the payment ef the running expenses of the Government,
expenditures should'be confined solely to the building and betterment of wagon roads and other
works that are for the free use and benefit of • the
public at large, leaving to private enterprise the
construction and operation of railways and other
undertakings for the .use of which the public are
required to pay. >
Fifth.   The speedy adjustment of the differences
between the province and the Dominion, to the end
that the land in the railway belt along the Canadian Pacific Railway be thrown open to settlement
under tiie land laws of the province: the amendment of the Land Act so that it will beanamicr--
ble contract between the province and the settler,
eliminating all discretionary powers of the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works; also amending
it so as to permit the1 outright purchase ef small
tract? in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth. The timber lands of the province should
be held in trust for the future use of its people, and
not handed, over under long leases, to speculative
mill owners as a saleable asset.
LedgeOffice.
A' AfeAKTJSP,:'B.C.
the West Kootenay District.
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Eighth.   The
rights for any sv^x.	
i readily as such rights are now obtamuu iw .*»—
purposes under the provision of the Mineral Act.
Ninth.   The establishment of a land registry for
West Kootenay district.
Tenth.   The holding in Kootenay  district of
terms of the county court at short intervals; ex-
■■>• •~n>»iU1wfiv to issue ci   "     '        •-■■■<--■--,, x*-
v,f justices of the peace. .
Eleventh.   The extortion to which laborers on
railway construction and other works are eompell-
1 ed to submit, through the issuance of timechecks,
is alike discreditable to the men who profit by such
practices and to the Government that-make* no effort to render such, practices impossible.   The issuance of -non-negotiable time checks should be made
a punishable offence, and the issuance of negotia
ble time checks should only be allowable under a
law that would safeguard the rights of the party to
whom they are issued,   a
ni' -v-a *a~~.4.*a :'— r»««,^«,^:^M       Twelfth.   Contractors and  sub-contractors on
Platform Adopted 111 Convention,   railways should have a means of getting speedy
redress from unjust classification and unfair measurement of work by the appointment of an official
■arbitrator who shall be a practical engineer.
"     ~™-vv,t is t0 be condemn-
ATHERE AS the men who upbuilt the Dominion
\\ of Canada were not of one nativity, and if a
healthy patriotic sentiment is to prevail, and only
by the growth of such a sentiment can Canada
take a place among the English-speaking nations,
the responsibilities of government--must be en-
—"--^ +" vnp.n of known capacity, and not to men
--'•■>-   i.^n.inp themselves
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The   earth  with a  gold border
round it.
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Work to commence on  the  new
schoolhouse.
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All steamboats to run only when
they feel like it.
and get a ^™™m^'\fZ Great
'  Whenin ^o|top ^'tetoe^
Northern  Hortel    Rates iea|^    .^
Headquarters for cool ana uc    ^
"Tttiird interest in the Yankee^
^T^cSpS.Meensold
•I to New Denver parties.
First.   That we hold as reprehensible the practice of appointing non-residents to official positions'
in interior distriets,and we maintain that all office?1,
where practicable, should be filled by residents of
-.-   jj^*^^ Tvha.j_i.ri the official performs duty.
where PFs^ffiein wi* - ..
of the district wherein * _  lAoMltl0n not only
■arbitrator who shau uBii.^uv——
Thirteenth.   The Government is to be condemn-
| ed for the passage of a redistribution-'act-that; is not
uniform in its provisions, and by which represen-
I tatioh is  neither based on   population, voting
I strength nor contributed revenue.
LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
-•:•'■ Nelson,-April 17th, 1894.
TO  THE   CHAlBMAN  AND  SF.eKETARy OP   THE
South  Kootenay CoNVENTiON^-Gentlemen:   I
hereby accept the nomination for member of the
Legislative Assembly tendered me by the delegates
assembled in convention at Nelson on the 14th instant '; and if elected I will use niy best endeavors
to carry out the principles of the platform adopted .
by the convention, believing them to be in the interest of all those that,favor good government.
Thanking you and the delegates for the honor conferred*,! am respectfully yours, '
J. FRED HUME-
R. F. Green, Esq., Chairman.
J. A. Turner,Secretary. -.".--. 32-tf. ANCIENT GOLD ^MINING.
Curious Discovery Made in an Old
Mexican Camp.
Mention is made in a recent issue
of the Honduras Mining Journal,
among other things, of a somewhat
curious discovery, bearing' not only
on the theory that the Aztecs did not
sin el t their gold ores, -but on the immense antiquity of gold mining as a
Mexican industry, which has lately
been made in the State of Chiapas.
For a long time the superintendent of I
tlie great Santa Fe copper mine was
perfectly satisfied that the mine was
absolutely virgin, since none of the
immense masses of copper ore cropping out in all directions showed the
slightest sign of having been touched.
\: True, there was one shallow hole
near by, which, however, might easily have been sunk by some wandering prospector in recent years.. Late-
Jby.it was-found necessary to grade
"out a' hillside some 200 yards from
the' "mine. The hill was .densely
wooded, but, after felling the timber
and-excavating two. feet of black
vegetable mould, traces of ancient
workings were discovered, resulting
in over'50 metres of an ancient dump
being uncovered. TMS dump was
found to contain blocks of rich gold
bearing copper ore, thrown away as
'useless.' The shaft of an old mine
was also discovered. The whole
workings appeared to be separate
from the Sante'Fe mine and in a lower formation.
A further discovery was' made on
the Vietoria mine, half a mile to the
south-west of the Santa Fe mine.
Here also was not the slightest trace
of ahv human being having ever
worked on the mountain, not'a dump,
not a loose stone, and the ground
covered with immense forest trees. A
tunnel was being driven in to cross
cut, the ore body, and had gone
through over 70 feet of ore, when an
ancient working is suddenly blasted
into. -
There are no traces in t?ie neighborhood of any • patios, dumps, arras-
ROBT.  HOWSON,
rLevelsto3s.e  Station,   B. O.
Dealer  in Household  Furniture.
Ka" Agent for Singer Sewing Machines.
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Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Repairing'
Neatly and
cuted.
Promptly  Bxe-
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
tras, or furnaces; no trace of human
habitation beyond an occasional idol
found in the caves or -hollows of the
Sante Fe mine. The - small broken
grinding ' stones which might well
have been used for maize, were
found, but where was the free milling
gold ore treated which came from
the mines that must have been extensively worked, judging by the extent of the Santa Fe clumps'and tlie
Victoria workings ?
Ontario-Gold. Fields.
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From a correspondent who
lately been through the Sudbury
trict it is learned that the Wahnapitae
region is attracting considerable attention as a gold field. The quartz
veins (if they are veins, which the
Geological Survey questions') are
small, rarely exceeding 12 to 18
inches in width, but show free gold,
some of/the specimens being well
dotted with visible specks or "sights"
of the precious metal. A three-quarter interest in one of the properties
was sold to an Ottawa party recently
for $10, COO. The mines in Algoma
are .reported as very quiet. The Vermilion remains absolutely closed,
without even a caretaker on hand.
The Ophir is reported as being run
with a reduced force, and the Creigh-
ton has recently employed an expert
to make a thorough examination.
v
Of Swansea ana Wigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
Tlie oldes0 and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
BONANZA CITY HOTEL,
SLOCAN  LAKE.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.
John Madden, Prop.
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas'
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, .Butter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in the
Northwest.
5 IB and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash.
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The proprietor has on hand
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10 MILES FROM KASLO.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
choice liquors and cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods   taken to any part" of the
' mountains.
MCDONALD BROS., Props
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In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000 FT. ROUGH LUMBER; 500,000 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.r; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear. Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar, . r>
for Finish.; One Carload Glass^ Paints, Oils,.
.   .  etc.,,including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
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Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every Thursday.
Wet- weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
sheriff never hinders its publication. It
comes out just the same.
Does not dream of making a million out of it,
but he expects to get a luxurious living. In
order to clo this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world- at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay.
for an annual "interest.-.'.. To accommodate the
public we do
At prices that do not   discord with the despondent price of silver. Waz   %jlaf$xx#p  %$&&*>>
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWEBT;    EDITOR    AND
FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
OSU4 YEAR '. $2.00
Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents !)er line subsequent insertions,
nonpareil measurement.
TO CONTRIBUTORS.
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something good.
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
*. is hot, and Ave will do the rest.
THUESDAY," JUNE 14,: 1894.
Nearly 3,000 cases of smallpox exist in the city of Chicago and the consumption of vaccine points is over
60,000 a day. This loathsome disease
is more of less prevalent in about, half
ofthe States of the Union, and-we
would suggest that the Dominion authorities take precautions to prevent
it from getting into the Kootenay
country. A quarantine should he
established at Northport and other
points where people cross the line into
British Columbia. Prevention is better than cure, and we hope the
authorities will act promptly in the"
matter. The flood has caused sufficient trouble for Kootenay this year,
and we do not want anything else to
step in and hinder our progress.
The Slocan wants more men of
capital and large experience in galena mines. It is true that a great
many men are interested there who
are energetie and have some money.
On the other hand many of them are
tenderfeet in the business and think
a claim should pav from the grass
roots. They want to dig out all the
paying ore in sight without doing any
dead. work. Many a good mine is
spoiled by this gouging process and
abandoned because the owners lacked
the nerve or capital to properly test
their properties. It takes money to
develop any mining proposition, and
we trust that the Slocan will be as
free as possible from pasteboard capitalists. They would do better furnishing the motor power for windmills than attempting to unlock the
hidden treasures of this country.
Health is more desirable than a
gold mine. Without it a millionaire
is worse off than a hungry tramp.
He, with all his wealth, cannot secure
an appetite for his sumptuous repast,
while the tramp oftentimes cannot
get.a meal for his appetite. Still,the
tramp has the best of it. Meals are
easier to obtain than appetites. Nakusp citizens have -still good eating
power's, although the cruel floods
have temporarily stopped the supply
of tender and juicy beefsteaks. But
their appetites and rosy .cheeks are
'liable to disappear under the burning
fire of typhoid, unless they rid the
town of decaying animal and veget
able matter that is so plentiful round
the town. . It would not take much
exertion to make the future city of
Nakusp smell as sweet as new-mown
hay and make it so healthy that the
microbes of disease would weep with
despair when the name of this pretty
town is mentioned.
an in the south riding, whose chances
of election are improving steadily.
At last the' high water" the highest
ever known in the history of this
province, has commenced to recede,
and we may expect ere long to once
more have communication with the
outside world. For almost three
weeks we have been without mails or
telegraph service. We have been
practically dead to the world, and
when letters and papers commence to
come in we expect to learn a story of
death, ruin, and disaster, unequalled
from the same cause in the history of
the west. There is no doubt but that
hundreds of lives, and millions of dollars' worth of property have been destroyed by the merciless waters.
Good to the laboring classes it willbe
but to the ranchers and others who
have lost their homes, and all they
possessed, it will be a blow from
which some will never recover. We
extend our sympathy to all who have
suffered, and we hope that an era of
prosperity will follow the flood that
will cause us, or at least most of us,
to regard the high water as a nightmare of the past.
Even as in true love, the course of
political campaigns does not always
run smooth.    And such has been the
case of late throughout the greater
part of the province, the   unprecedented floods having caused a rude
interruption to the trend of .public
thought.    West Kootenay has suffered in a" like degree with her unfortunate sister constituencies along the
Fraser river and elsewhere, yet when
ever the inhabitants have found time
to turn their attention towards, the
progress of the campaign, they have
taken up the thread where broken
a lid sought to unravel not a few of
the knotty questions which perplex
the public mind.   In the north riding
of West Kootenay the electorate ap
pear to be eminently satisfied with
the course of events, confidently .believing in the policy of the Government and the election of Mr. Kellie.'
No one would for a moment seek to
belittle Mr. Brown or his candidature,
but he is fighting an uphill battle, his
every step being encumbered with
phlegmatic dogmas that neither he
nor his fellow-Oppositionists can, nor
even seek to, explain.    The-Government's course of action has been progressive and, like Caesar's wife, above
suspicion, while he  who runs may
The floods this. year reached a
height of 40, perpendicular feet above
low wa*er, the previous highest record
being. 31 \ feet, in 1885.
RE-OPENED.
HAVIXG- re-oj>ened the Hot Springs Hotel, in
Banff, I will be pleased to see all my old Cus-
t mors, and as many new ones as possible.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Our   Rates will be found
reasonable.
30-5t. FRANK BEATTY.
THE COLUMBIA HOUSE,
REVELSTOKE.
$1.   RATES PER DAY,   $1.
BROWN & CLARK,
Proprietors
J. E; BROUf ,
PHYSICIAN
j   - '
arid SURGEON,
G. M. SPENCER,
Barber and
Hairdresser
SLOGAN AVE.
NAKUSP. B.C.
LELAND
HOUSE
NAKUSP,--B.;.a
"D. A. McDougald
Proprietor. "
Choice    location and . commands a beautiful view
. of the surrounding
country.
Fashion
Chop House
9
The very best equipped
Restaurant to be found
in Town.
Meals choice and dainty.
Served at any hour, day
or night.
The Bar is supplied witn the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
MILLARD   & COLLOTTO,
Proprietors,
nakusp,    -     B.C.
The
Sawmill
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
.Slocan Ave.
TO   THE
Electors of k Irtl Eli
—OF—
WEST KOOTENAY.
AVING placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.
PRICE LIST:
Rough Lumber, narrow,
•'.   .  ■• "      "    •    wide  •
read of their many works of general Joist and Scantling, sized up to
.    18 feet long,
18 'to 24*
That Mr. Kellie will be
safe majority but few
benefaction,
elected bv a
doubt, for he .not only has the courage
of his convictions, but enjoys the confidence of the electorate. And what
lias been said of Mr. Kellie in the
north may be applied to Mr. Buchan-
21 'to 30'
Flooring, T & G, 6"
a ■■   •' :; _ "
V.joint Ceiling, 4 "
6 "Rustic,
Shiplap,
Surfaced Dressed, .
A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,
PETER GENELLE & Co.
§10 00
$11 00 to $12 00
$11 00
$12 00
$13 00
$20 00
$22 00
$22 00
$19 00
$14 00
$13 00
Gentlemen,—
Having been requested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate in the approaching Provincial Election, 1 have much pleasure
in announcing myself as a
Candidate, and will make a
personal canvass of the entire Riding; and I hope to receive your assistance and
votes. If elected, I will endeavor to do everything possible to assist the whole Rid-
mg-
Yours Respectfully,
r">
35-tf.
■*■—i-iiii»t*.,™<t'S-wr->,i*'*.'r^""--.-M''^* A NEW EL DORADO.
Exceedingly   Rich   Placer Grounds
Discovered Near Nakusp.
ed this week from town for Cariboo
creek and others are preparing to
follow.
Prospectors, in   this neighborhood
have been much excited during the
past week or so by reason ofthe news
of the discovery of exceedingly rich
placer grounds not far from this town:
A rush has already been inaugurated
to the ' new El Dorado, which bids
fair to extend into a regular stampede
when the information gets circulated.
The placer grounds are ^located on
Cariboo creek, which empties into
Trout creek about five miles from its
mouth, thus making it a distance of
a little .over 20 miles from- Nakusp.
Communication is easy, using a boat
to the mouth of Trout creek, and
• theiice by foot, over a comparatively
free grade to Cariboo creek.
Early last fall a party of four went
into "that   section   prospecting - and
struck colors,   but nothing more was
done until a short time ago, when
the men again went in, taking with
them abundant supplies and tools for
the   construction   of   sluice   boxes.
Operations were speedily commenced
by panning,    with   tlie result  that
coarse gold was found in abundance,
each pan running from 25 • cents to
$1.25 per' pan. ' The gold' has apparently not travelled far, as points can
be discovered on it  with the naked
eye,    clearly   showing   that ledg..
croppings of great' richness must be
in close proximity.   While some of
the. men are getting the ground in
shape for working,  others   are endeavoring to locate the,ledge proper.
The news of the discovery could not
be kept, a secret long, and soon other
prospectors were on their way.from
here.    Their numbers will be speedily increased as numerous applications
have been sent in for miners'licenses.
Applications have also been made by
various  parties - to 1ihe Government
for the privilege of staking* out hind,
one man asking . for half a mile.
Gold was found in Trout Creek early
this spring and it was surmised more
would be found further up.    It was
the intention  of a  number or prospectors to have followed  this lead up
later on,   but they have been forestalled. ' "   ' &
At the time of the great Cariboo
excitement more than a quarter of a
century ago,- a. number of placer
miners from California came up the
Arrow lakes on a tour of inspection.
Arriving at Mosquito creek, some
miles nearer Nakusp than. Trout
creek, they determined to ascend it
believing pay dirt would be struck on
its' banks. Nor were they disappoint:
ed for> at a point about 12 miles from
the mouth of the creek, colors were
found in the ,gravel in the bed, with
strong indications of ledge -■croppings'
in the neighborhood. ' Shafts were
started and a fcw washings made on
a pay ing basis, , when rumors of the
Cariboo discoveries reached the "men
and they at once departed for the
new camp. They have never since
returned and theVemains of their labors can still be seen, on the banks of
the creek. .'In-..a. straight line, they
are not more than six or seven miles
to the west of Nakusp, across the
lake.
The country to the west ofthe town
has always been looked upon as a
gold country, and this.year's discoveries, though early in the season,
have fully •warranted the faith re
posed therein.    Several men depart-
A TRIPLE FATALITY.
Five-Mile Creek Changes its  Course
and Drowns Three Men.
■ Information, somewhat meagre in
minor "details, has reached town of
the drowning* of three men in Five-
Mile creek, a tributary of Trout lake.
It appears that on' the evening after
the great gale a week ago Sunday, a
body of men engaged in placer mining were encamped in a dry gulch
close to Five-Mile creek. During the
night the. creek, swollen to enormous
proportions, changed its course and
swept through the gulch where the
men were sleeping. Several of them
reached dry land in safety, but three
were-not so fortunate and .were carried away by the flood and drowned.
The names of the victims- were Ray-
nor, Stewart and Metcalfe. The bodies
were recovered and buried. The
foreman of the camp,.though badly
injured, has gone to Revelstoke to
inform the-relatives of the unfortunate miners of the sad occurrence.
-—<*>—
LOCAL ASSAYS.
Hugh Madden returned from Ashcroft yesterday.
F. Bourne made a flying trip to
Revelstoke.this week.
Mrs. J. Ehrmanntraut is slowly recovering from, a siege of rheumatism.
J.Cummings'camein.on the Lytton
yesterday from a short trip up the
river.
Byron N. White arrived in from
Vancouver- yesterday and proceeded
through into the Slocan.-
A temporary siding has been run in
on Bay street," fronting F. W. Jordan
& Co. 's, to enable shunting to be done
on a limited scale.
Str. Lytton came in yesterday
morning from Revelstoke with a very
heavy cargo of spikes and fish plates
for the railway, and hav and oats for
the I.C.& D.Co. This was'the first
boat for a week and her arrival was
a welcome ' break in the enforced
monotony of life here. She had but
few passengers, and the mail received was scant in the extreme.
A question that has greatly troubled the public mind during the week
has been, what has become of the str.
Columbia ? ... She went down the river
Tu sday and nothing more has been
heard of her. She lias evidently tied
up to await the fall in _; of the "waters,;
or else : she is engaged transferring,
freight and passengers' between. lower
river points for the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard'Railway. ;• ■
Andy Murphy came over the trail
from Nelson and Kaslo Monday evening, having accompanied in Captain
Moore, of Duluth,. who recently purchased the Alamo of him. Andy reported transportation facilities in a
helpless condition, but that silver had
crept up into the heighb rhood of 66
cents per ounce. He left Tuesday
morning on the Arrow for Lardeau,
where he will rejoin his partner, T.
Gilhooly, who is recovering from a
lacerated foot, and together'they will
make an examination or' the Black
Prince mine, with a view to purchasing the same.
J
B.C.
Commission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
-OF
iduors, a
9
gars.
DSON
DRY GOO
AND HARDWAR
mt i*iwyt-trvvr.rwmmm-«■«xnM*am+tnaxK.i, n w-laiitwrtciBW-MMiPB-iiV*! wr.~
GROCERIES  and PROVISIONS at very low .prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always ia stock.
gyriTTiTSJB. ■" u 'Cir-m—rry~T5r.7'.-yjr.r.-.T.tBV^-rr^:^=r^_-i-^.i>
A full assortment of-Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
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DRY GOODS   DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
.    Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready Made
- Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons, Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths, ■
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
GRQGEBYDEPJ.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
.■'■Jams,  Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,'
Dried    Fruits,   and
.Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Ci gars and Tobaccos.
Hardware DEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
; Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,  Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,-
Stationery. ."
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Miners can get &•complete' outfit here,
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ith the' eoinpletlon ■ ■.. of'. the Nakusp& Slocan. /.-Railroad,'- TlioiiBands of tons of
ore will Joe brought to -Naknsi
4?
mines oi
steamer ;1of ' 'Revelstoke.: .'
■■■'.■  -Gold'-..and;Silver Ledges' have been discovered m.
7     The town already .•' contains' Six Hotels, Sever
with a capacity of 30,.0d0: feet per diem, a' - substantial W
■■   ...   ■■..'. ■.■• ■ ^.. ■ .■ ■       ."■■■..   ■■ ■ ■
Shop and many other building's. ■..'.'...   '
can,
lies of -Nakus
welling'--Hoiises, Stores, Saw
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.rr, ,w ar THE DISTRICT LEDGE.
Outeroppings   of a   Sparkling   and
Varied  Nature.
means of access to this country will
be either by steamer to Port Arthur
or by rail to Winnipeg; and by C.P.
R. to Rat Portage, thence by steamer
to Rainy Lake.
j - Seven men   are  at   work on the
Wellington.
The Big Bend road from Revelstoke
is about finished.
It registered 110 degrees in the sun
at Revelbtokc on Friday.
- Numerous discoveries of galena arc
being made in the Slocan this season.
The new Presbyterian church at
Revelstoke will be completed in two
weeks.
New Denver is being gradually
filled up with former residents of
Kaslo. ~
Seventy-five miner's licenses were
issued from the New Denver record-
office last month. ■ .
J. W. Ryan has staked out a claim
known as the Carbonate, just opposite
the Mountain. Chief.
R. Howson, of Revelstoke, was taken suddenly ill on Thursday last,
caused by a rush of blood to the head.
J. Taylor, of Nelson, has imported
a number of milch cows into New
Denver and is doing a land'office
business.
■ Several men have been placed at
work on the Silver Tip, near the
Mountain Chief; and owned by John
Moynahan.
•   The Governirient has granted permission to the"'New Denver-fire brigade to erect a hose house on its'reserve
' at t Licit place.
A fire" on  the Government reserve-
at    New    Denver,  -last--Thursday,
threatened-the business portion ofthe
town.    It-was extinguished with dif-
culty.  . ■'.:'''/•/,;
Revelstoke citizens are preparing
for a big celebration -on July 1st.
Ample funds have T5een promised and
the programme now in course of preparation will be a good one.
R. Clay, who was engaged at assessment work on a claim owned by him
in a gulch off Four-Mile creek, had a
narrow escape for his life one clay
recently, a landslide passing 'over
him as'he flattened himself against a
projecting rock.
Bainy Eiver Excitement.
DOCTOR
J. R B." ROGERS,
KASLO, B; C.
Graduate of Trinity University, To-
rontor   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
reni
ienwan
WHOLESALE : &  RETAIL.
'-oulhul/S     BROS.,
NELSON, B.C.,
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Arcliitypes
and    Steel   Engravings    in   stock
Pictures framed to order.
OYSTERS,
FISH &
POULTRY.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
. f ■■■■•''.'   ■
NEW DENVER, .-"---      B. C,
Is one of the best in the Slocan dis-~
trict.   Call ih.
11   Howard* Street,
SPOKANE,
WASH.
THE   STEAMER
G. L. ESTABROOKS,      -      MASTER,
J
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k> IT1
j e"W"eIer,
KASLO CITY,
?
B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District.' Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
e.
'.**?
kg EAVES New Denver every day except Sunday
| Jj   for   Silverton,  at.  7  a.m., and   for   Wiho'n
Creek and Bonanza Gitv at 8::J<) a.m.   Returning,
tiie   steamer leaves   Bonanza   City fur Wii.'on
Creek, New Denver and Silverton at 5 p.m.
Slocan,Trading & Navigation Co., (Lid.)
W. C. McKINNON.
Secretary
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE..
Atlantic Express arrives at 10:0O Daily
Paciiic •* " 10:55     ",
■^7
PACIFIC DIVISION,
COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY BRANCH.
BEAR LAKE,  B. C.
Everything- new about the house except tlie whisky and landlord. "■
Ev cry body gets a hearty'    ,
welcome and plenty'
to eat.
.Gorman .West,
Proprietor.
TIME TABLE NO. 3,
To take eifeet on Saturday, May iSth, 1804.
Trains West. Station. Trains East.
10 30      Depart NELSON Arrive      20 -15
]1G 50       :  ■ Kootenay Crossing 20 25*
U7 35 Slocan Crossing' 10 -i0\
18 15        Arrive ROBSON Depart      19 00
Trains from Nelson will wait arrival' of boat
from Bonner's. Perry and Lake Points on Wednesdays and Saturdays.      ., '."'X
t Flag Stations. •   •-•-•--
tfSfrAbove Trains will run, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday* and Saturdays.
The Company reserve the right to change tin's
Time Tabic' without Notice.
Pacific Standard and 2-J hour system'adoptcd.
KASLO & NEW DENVER
1AIL STAGE AND FREIGHT.LINE.
Stages "leave Kaslo-.daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New - Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction- Is   Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,
Manager.
H. ABBOTT,
General Stiff".,
.    '   .   Vancouver.
J. HAMILTON,
Trainmaster & Agent,
Nelson.
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. ' Rates ?'3 to £10 lower than any other
route.
Specially lit ted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers hold*
ing second-class tickets.
Passengers hooked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money l>y haviug tlieir freight routed via
tiie C.P.R.
Full and reliable information given by applying
to
GEO. McL.BROWN,       I. T.
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,
Vancouver.
BREWSTER,
Local Agent,
Revelstoke.
'IB
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Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
TI3Vi:e] O-AJR-ID No. s.
In Effect Tuesday, May 1st, 1894.
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3 A 8
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Considerable interest is being- taken in the discoveries of gold winch
are reported from the Rainy River
;.district.    TheHuronian formation, in
which all the gold reefs of the Lake I
of the Woods, Raiiiy Lake and Rainy
River  districts   are   found, - strikes j
north of Port Arthur about six miles. I
It crosses the '-.Canadian Paciiic -Rail-1 •■■-■:*•
-way near Kaministiquia station,crops j   . O
up at the international boundar y near
Gunilint Lake, Minn., on tlie line of
the Port Arthur,. Duluth, and Western  'Railway,   and   continues   well
along the boundary to Rainy Lake.
Gold   veins   have   been   tested and] 	
proved to ...carry  free milling; ore on
Lake Shebandowan.    The townships \a       . '   ■ . ■    ■    .
of Moss, Partridge, and Osinawe Lake,;   bpeciai Attention to Mmmg
south and  west of Savanne, on the Tnfo ^ fe
Canadian Paciiic, at Lake Harold In I    .;'■'■■■ interests.
the   Antikokan   region,   and   Lake 0FFICE._
Wabig'ooh are all pro veil gold regions.
Samples of ore have been taken from  FRONT ST.,      KASLO, B.C.
all these localities ..carrying from>lo ; ,■        . -v '
to |1,5C0 per ton in' gold.    The only aver Byer's Hardware Store.
Nelson Sl Fort Sheppard
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ALL     RAIL    ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE.
REVELSTOKE ROUTE- .
STR.  COLUaiHIA.
(Connecting "with the Canadian Paciiic Rail-
Avay for a)! Eastern and Coast Points.)
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
8 p.ni.
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and  Fridays  at
•1 a.m. •
NORTHPORT ROUTE-
STR. COLUMBIA.
(Connecting at, Northport for points north and
south on the Spokane Falls & Northern
Railway.)
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5
a.m.
Leaves Ncithport Wednesdays and Saturdays at
1 p.m.
roR, :.-■.■.'.;
CONVEYANCER,
"'■■7'd  ETC., ETO.
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
iCootehay Lake and all Slocan
.■Points. '    "''
Through Trains Semi=Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
NELSON.
Arrive 5:10.p.m.
■ .--.; KASLO ROUTE-STR. • NELSON.  .
(Connecting with the Nelson & Port SIseppard  :
Railway' for all  Eastern', and Coast     .
''Points and for Spokane.:
LEAVES NKLSOX: •     LKAVKS KASLO :    .
Mondays, ■■ 9      a.m. Tuesdays, 3 a.m.
Wednesdays,. f>:-10 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Thursdays, 5       p.m. ..Fridays, S a.m.
Saturdays, 5:40   p.m.       Sundays, 8a.m.
m.", same day, making close'connection witli the
steamer Nelson for KasIo and all Kootenay 'lake
points . ' ".;• ... :". • • ■
Commencing May 2nd passengers for Trail
Creel;:, Nakusp, New Denver, Revelstoke. and 'all
points on the Canadian Paciiic Railway, will
leave Spokane on Wedne-days and Saturdays-at:
7 a.m., connecting at Northport with steamer
(same day) at 1p.m.
■' Passengers by steamer,from above points arrive
in Spokane same evening.-
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays
i:r.d Tuesdays. Thursdays and Fridays.
CONNER'S PEliRY ROUTE-STR,  SPOKANE.
(Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
'■for  all  Earu'Hi  points,-Spokane and
the Coast.)
Leaves Kaslo at." a.m. :ind Nelson at 7:15 a.m. on
TiKAiavs and Fridays.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a.m. on Wednesdays
and Saturdays.
The company reserves the right to change this
schedule at any time without notice.
' For full information as.to tickets, rates, etc.,"ap
ply a t the Compan y 's offices,, Nelson .B.C.
T.'ALLAN, Secy. . J. W. TROUP,
NklsoxAB. C. Manager. LEDGE CROPPINGS
McLean Bros., railway* contractors,
were in town last week.
Afresh meat famine of alarming
proportions exists in town.
When in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and get a square meal for 2.r>cts.    t
The Public School will cIopc for tlie
midsummer vacation   in a fortnight.
liournc Br.o?i. made a shipment of
furs to Livingstone, Montana, this
wi'uk.
The N.& S.l\. will be in a position
to quote rates to Jtosebcrry by tho
iirst of August. ' '
.Ir.dge Walk em will in all probability preside at the Assizes in Nelson
on Tuesday next.
, Eight inches of oi'c have been uncovered on the Dead man, a claim adjoining the Noble Five.
Hay, while costing but 88 per ton
in the Colvilie country,.'fetches $47
and ioO in New Denver.
The first train from the west in two
weeks was expected to arrive'in Bev-
elstoke on Monday evening. ■
No tracklaying was accomplished
last week,because of the impossibility
to secure spikes from Revelstoke.
Wilson & Co., of Nelson, will open
a butcher shop here so soon as a supply of fresh meat can be obtained.
0. Owens is delving for riches in
the neighborhood of Trail creek, having gone down several weeks ago.
-Hugh Mann has a contract to haul
■out ore from the Grady to the water
front, the price being §1.75 per ton.
• W. C. Muirhead and family,- with
Miss Hewett, spent a few   pleasant
: days at the Hot Springs   last week.
- When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for cool .and delicious
beer. f
Freighting comes high-just at present, f80 per ton being asked for hauling goods this week between Nakusp
and New Denver.
Wan.ted.-— All kinds of plain and
machine sewing. Gents' garments
neatly repaired. MrsrO.Owens,near
Prospect House. f
Capt. Nesbitt, of str. Lytton, whiled
away a portion of the week, during"
the enforced idleness of his craft, in
visiting the Hot Springs.
Captain Sanderson was in town on
Sunday.    He stated that the Marion
was in the gale a week ago Sunday
■ and lost her gang plank "and jack
staff.
After a week's enforced inactivity,
because of the high water, the Lvtton
resumed her regular trips to Revelstoke for railroad supplies on Monday
night.
Chas. Hillyard ran a rusty nail in
to his foot one day last week.   Symptoms of blood poisoning set,  in", but
skilful nursing soon  had' him out of
danger.
Another of those "confidential" letters is going the roitnds setting forth
The mail service has been m a by the great storm a lid. floods at some
worse condition oi' late than at any j thousands of dollars. One hundred
time during the winter. No com | thousand feet of dressed lumber be-
munication has been held with the]sides considerable rough stuff was
outside world since May 2Gth. \ overthrown by the waves, and while
It is reiorted that nlacer grounds if portion of. it" wis retained by the
of no mean value have been discover- j^ms l\ 1R Sieved much has
ed abouc 12 miles up Six-Mile creek,   boated out.
Two men are credited with washing: A belated traveler from New Denver on Monday told of "an escape he
had from wolves on the way! Not
far from the head of the ■ lake a cari-
'*"_.
out i?10 per day ofgold steadily
Mrs. D. A. McDougald and young<
McDousrald is still encamned there.
The pedestrian's heart went into his
1 mouth, but - he escaped,   the   brutes
mai flesh to human.
at least a month and
all of them this year.    lie is said to several ^usand dollars to repair the
be backed by the Standard Oil Co.
During the course ofthe recent big:
C.P.R. telegraph lines in this district.
Between Kaslo and Nelson the wire
is out of sight beneath the waters oi
gale, the lightning struck and set fire the lake, as also to a great extent
fo the woods lining the wagon road between Nakusp and Revelstoke.
in the neighborhood of Watson. - At The. wire from New' Denver to Kaslo
accounts  the fire  was burning
last
merrily
The business men in the-various
camps along the wagon road, from
Kaslo to New Denver, turned out in
for-ce during the past week and cut
out the fallen timber, the result of the
great storm.
David Bremner and B. Li. Lee came
over the trail from Kaslo last week.
They will be joined here by William
Lynch'and then proceed on' a prospecting lour in the mountains to the
south of here.
The wagon road between here and
the head or Slocan lake has been rendered almost useless because of fallen
trees, overthrown by the recent gale.
The railway grade is- being' utilized
from the Half-Way. bv packers. -
' Str. Arrow made a special trip to
Revelstoke on Saturday for much-
needed supplies for the railway. She
returned next day with two tons of
spikes and one of fishplates, which
will .keep things moving for a day or
two. •
Bv the great storm of Sunday week
J. f. Nault lost 2G0 cords of firewood
at this place, and about an equal
amount, it-is feared, down the river.
At RosebeiTv he suffered'considerable
loss also, the whole totaling up to
about $2,100.
JOHN W. CRAHAffl & . Go,,
\VHOI<EFATJE
Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper*
Great Eastern Block.
SPOKANE, WASH.
TO   TSIES
Uirm*
Jl^tCfXA
lib Mil
—OF-
WEST KOOTENAY.
buildings
of many   of  the
upper  river have
The
ranchers on  the
been swept away by the floods." Last
week the ' Marion was navigated
through a number of. the ranches,
which heretofore were" supposed to be
above high water mark.
Revelstoke purposes celebrating
Dominion Day in a manner quite
eclipsing that on the Queen's birthday
5 _  successful  canvass of  the
is broken in scores of places, by reason of the great storm, necessitating
a hew circuit throughout.
A report was circulated in town on
Sunday evening that one ofthe occupants of-a small log. cabin to the
north of the town was suffering from
smallpox, and quite a scare resulted.
Dr. Brouse quickly allayed all feeling
on that score, as-there was not.the
slightest indication of the disease in,
town. _ He asserts, however, that typhoid will become epidemic unless
sanitary measures are universally
adopted.
Alex. McKenzie, manager of the
Grady' group, has been in town several days on bis way to New York.
He reports nearly 4,000 tons of ore in
sight on the Grady and-is well satisfied with the .property. . As soon as
the railway reaches Roseberry 1,000
tons of supplies will be shipped in and
an equal amount of ore sent out. Mr.
McKenzie will try the experiment of
shipping oie in bulk and expects to
effect a saving of $0 per ton in this
way.
S. M. Wharton, of New Denver, has
been in NakusD for several days
awaiting* an opportunity to get to
Trail creek. ■ At that camp he will
put more men to work on the Cliff, a
gold claim which he says looks very
promising. He is also considering
the advisability of shipping his ore to
Swansea, being assured of better re
turns. - From Trail creek Mr.-Wharton will, go to San Antonio, Texas,
for a month before returning to the
Slocan.
Gentlemkx,—Having- been requested at a. largo
and influential meeting of tlie Electors of Nelson,
and a\--o by a requisition signed by a large number
cf the citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candiuate iu
the interest of the.Government at the forthcoming
Provincial Election, I desire to signify my acceptance of the nomination and to thank those
who have proffered me the honor. To thorn and
to the Electors generally 1 wish to say tliat, if
elected, I will give careful attention to all matters
coming within the sphere of legislation, and to the
best of my ability protect and promote the interests of the District and Province.
I am, Gentlemen,
Very respectfully yoursr
G. O. BUCHANAN.
Here.    r.
town in" quest of funds has'been made.
A hearty welcome will be extended to the visitors from Nakusp. *
Sunday was the last day on which
voters could have their names inserted on the list. With, but few exceptions those dropped from, the prelim-j
inary list from Nakusp have been
replaced, while several new, names
have been added, swelling the list to
respectable proportions.
Resolutions Passed at Nelson and Kaslo.
1.   That the present Government has been vig
orous and progressive in  Provincial affairs, and
lias done well for  tliis  Riding  generally in the
past.
-2. Thatfcr this reason and as representing a
powerful, united party, the Government should re-,
cci\'e support in the coming general election.
3. That-stcps should be taken to secure an acceptable candiditc for this Biding, who shall support the Government.
4. That such candidate shall lie a capable resident of the Riding, willing, if elected, to consult
his constituents generally on important matters;
and that his place of birth or place of local residence in the Riding is immaterial.    . 3 l-tf.'
TO' THE
—ov-
11
"Leaders,;
"O.K.s," and
"Terminals."
A wagon road has been constructed  generally.    This has cooled .Old Sol's
out   from   Revelstoke past the  13th   toted brow somewhat, causing snow
crossing,   which   bridge   lias   been  tcj *al1 on tlie h*lls  and the floods ,to
swept away, soas to permit of a trans-  abate to an appreciable extent.       /
fterbeh^madeontheC.P.R. V.   P. Genelle & Co. estimate their loss! VANCOUVER
Factory and Salesroom:    .
522, CORDOVA ST.,
--■..'-    B.C.
Gentlemen,—
Having beemrequested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate for re-election, I hereby announce myself a Candidate for your
suffrages, and trust I may
receive your hearty co-operation, interest and votes in
my behalf.   If elected, to the
best of my ability I' will al
a f
ways endeavor-"-to- promote
the best interests of the District andthe Erovince.
''Yours' Respectfully
31-tf.

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